Sunday 2:15 - 3:05 PM
Utilizing Authentic Video Materials for Listening Comprehension
Hyechon College, Korea
EFL learners are not be often exposed to real-life English.
However, texts using authentic video materials are rare.
Authentic video materials: real-life situational video
for listening comprehension are introduced and the process to design
tasks to improve listening comprehension skills is shown. Videotaped situations
and excerpts of movies are used for authentic video materials. A
sample text utilizing the video materials emphasize gaining ideas and information
by predicting a speaker's purpose rather than focusing on isolated words.
The text is designed for students to get trained to comprehend the gist
of the conversation rather than analyze words in isolation. Tasks
of the text are composed for the learners to practice skimming for purposeful
listening because in real situations, they only get specific information,
that address their needs. Tasks are
also provided for the students to practice in coping with redundancy